My Many Virtues Speech

An Essay By Maddi // 2/17/2015

In this one minute speech, I intend to present to you my many virtues...that I do not yet possess. At least not their full potential, but strive to in the near future. I invite you to listen, and I hope to amuse you with my future aspirations.

Patience: We all have those days where we sacrifice a fully toasted piece of bread, for a not-so toasted slice of bread. Otherwise known as, popping the toaster up before it’s done, so as to have your food ready quicker. But this is not the kind of patience I am talking about. The kind of patience I would like to possess is the kind defined by “an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.” Yes, that is the kind of patience I would like to learn to exercise. Perhaps, to start with, I will try to exercise patience while cooking my piece of toast.

The next virtue I’d like to exercise more often is Grace. I often think about this attribute, and how I need to put it into practice when dealing with all types of people. My dad likes to call people who make you exert a bit more grace, “grace growers”. Although I can get easily frustrated when trying to sort out people problems, I thank God for “grace growers” because how else would we try to grow grace?

Gentleness: One of the first impressions I give people upon meeting them, apparently, is that I am sweet tempered, lovely and gentle. In moderation, I genuinely do hope that I give that impression, but the case is that I am not always so. Around my siblings I find it especially hard to be that kind, caring older sister and Gentleness is always something I want to strive for.

There are a lot more virtues I’d also like to posses, but today there is only time for three, and, after all...we can’t change ourselves in a one minute speech. But, as a challenge, I want you to think of one virtue that you might be lacking a little and try to practice it as you go about your daily routine, in hope that whatever virtue it is, you may be able add it to a list titled “My Many Virtues”. Good luck!


Very nice, Madi. Those should

Very nice, Madi. Those should be girls for all of us. Great reminder.
God bless!

Damaris Ann | Tue, 02/24/2015

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.


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